Sailing Alone Around the Room: New and Selected Poems

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$17.00  $15.64
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Random House Trade
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Pages
192
Dimensions
5.3 X 0.42 X 8.54 inches | 0.31 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780375755194
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About the Author

Billy Collins is the author of twelve collections of poetry including The Rain in Portugal, Aimless Love, Horoscopes for the Dead, Ballistics, The Trouble with Poetry, Nine Horses, Sailing Alone Around the Room, Questions About Angels, The Art of Drowning, and Picnic, Lightning. He is also the editor of Poetry 180: A Turning Back to Poetry, 180 More: Extraordinary Poems for Every Day, and Bright Wings: An Illustrated Anthology of Poems About Birds. A former Distinguished Professor at Lehman College of the City University of New York, Collins served as Poet Laureate of the United States from 2001 to 2003 and as New York State Poet from 2004 to 2006. In 2016 he was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He lives in Florida with his wife Suzannah.

Reviews

"What Collins does best is turn an apparently simple phrase into a numinous moment."
--The New Yorker

"It is difficult not to be charmed by Collins, and that in itself is a remarkable literary accomplishment."
--The New York Review of Books

"A brilliant comic sally...a wonderful, sly, and moving collection."
--San Francisco Chronicle

"[Collins] takes the mundane thing and shows you its mystery. And he takes the mysterious and strips it naked."
--The Washington Post
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